The Guardian

Report: UK Newspaper Computer Hacking Could Be As Widespread As Phone Hacking

Investigations by the BBC suggest a widening probe into alleged computer hacking by UK newspapers. In all, the computer hacking may have been as widespread as now-notorious voicemail hacking conducted by reporters at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, and may have compromised classified British intelligence from government officials, the reports say.

Editor’s Note: The storm of news coverage about the release of confidential diplomatic memos by whistleblower site Wikileaks may have passed, but the story is far from over. In the meantime, organizations are left to draw their own conclusions about the lessons of the Wikileaks scandal and, then, try to apply them to their businesses. In this opinion piece for Threatpost, Ted Julian, a Principal Analyst at Yankee Group, says there are four important lessons that organizations can learn from the sensational publication of classified documents and carry into the New Year.  

Another day, another flurry of media reports stemming from the ongoing leak of sensitive diplomatic cables by the Website Wikileaks. Reports have surfaced that the group is in disarray now that Wikileaks chief Julian Assange was denied bail by a UK court, even as hacktivists try to take down the Web sites of individuals and corporations that have been pulled into the scandal.

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